This comment was by Katie in reference to the post – An Outsider’s Look at High School Football Culture
I agree with a lot of what you say.
We even have parents who lie on their children’s physical evaluations because they have health issues that should make them ineligible to play.
It all starts at the peewee level with the dad’s coaching to live their dreams.
We should remind or kids that football or any sport in high shool will teach them lots and leave them with great memories, but it shouldn’t be the best days of your life. Friday nights are about football and hanging out with your team and your favorite girl until you graduate and then you should begin to create your next set of great memories.
Some people in small towns think small minded and I’ve seen too many kids not make it in the real world because their identity was in athletics not because of who they truly were as young men.
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